[UPDATED 11/23/20] Samurai Shodown started its return to the PlayStation Store on November 19th, first reappearing across Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. By our next check on November 23rd it had returned to North America and all other regions. No explanation was given but the game is back on PlayStation 4!
Thanks to Shredder4092 and HMI who pointed out that Samurai Shodown (2019) mysteriously disappeared on PlayStation 4 around Friday the 13th (yes, the irony). The delisting was as surprising to fans as SNK’s own Community Manager @KrispyKaiser who was quick to reply over the weekend:
I’m glad to hear this confirmation as I was stumped on an answer myself given that tournaments are ongoing, the latest DLC is less than a year old, and the game wasn’t delisted on any other platforms. Here’s hoping it’s a quick return to sale on PlayStation 4. I’m going to give it a week or two to see if it comes back online before adding the game to the site.